Author Archives: Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Explaining to Our Child That We Can’t Adopt Her Foster Sister

Ask AF: Explaining to Our Child That We Can’t Adopt Her Foster Sister

“We just found out that we won’t be able to adopt the child we’ve been fostering. How do we tell the child, and explain to our older daughter?”

Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Family Interactions After Kinship Adoption

“We are adopting my sister-in-law’s teenage son after fostering him for five years. What can I say to her at family gatherings, to family who still don’t get that we’ll be his legal parents—and to my son, who hears all of this?”

A mother starting the attachment cycle with her son

25 Ways to Nurture Hurt Children

How do you nurture a child who repels nurturing? Start with these practical ideas.

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interactive ways to help an older child talk about adoption and her personal history

7 Ways to Give Your Child a History

When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.

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[Book Review] The Adoption Club: Therapeutic Workbook Series

A versatile tool to help adoptees work through feelings and find their voice.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: When a Teen Wants to Know Both Birth Parents

Q: My 14-year-old knows her birth mother, but her birth father never wanted to be a part of her life, and is currently incarcerated. She wrote him a letter several months ago and didn’t get a response, and has been struggling with this. Her older brother has good relationships with both of his birth parents, which I believe makes it harder for her.

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